On Jan. 27, 1958, singer Little Richard enrolled in a college run by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. He was inspired after his plane caught fire while flying over the Philippines.

In 1968, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding was released, six weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

In 1970, John Lennon recorded "Instant Karma."

In 1972, singer Mahalia Jackson died of heart failure in Chicago. She was 60.

In 1976, "Laverne and Shirley" premiered on ABC.

In 1984, Michael Jackson was burned on his scalp during the filming of a Pepsi commercial that featured special effects. He was briefly hospitalized.

In 1991, Whitney Houston sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl. It was revealed later she actually sang over a recorded version of the anthem.

In 1992, C&C Music Factory dominated the 19th annual American Music Awards, winning five trophies.

In 1993, Warner Brothers Records announced that it was releasing rapper Ice-T from his contract due to what it called "creative differences." The previous summer, the record company was in the middle of the controversy over Ice-T's song "Cop Killer."

Today's Birthdays: Actor James Cromwell ("Murder in the First," ''Babe") is 78. Drummer Nick Mason of Pink Floyd is 74. Singer Nedra Talley of The Ronettes is 72. Dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov is 70. Country singer Cheryl White of The Whites is 63. Guitarist Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters is 63. Actress Mimi Rogers is 62. Guitarist Janick Gers of Iron Maiden is 61. Singer Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 57. Keyboardist Gillian Gilbert (New Order) is 57. Actress Tamlyn Tomita (TV's "Teen Wolf") is 55. Actress Bridget Fonda is 54. Actor Alan Cumming ("Spy Kids") is 53. Singer Mike Patton (Faith No More) is 50. Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 50. Rapper Tricky is 50. Guitarist Michael Kulas of James is 49. Comedian Patton Oswalt is 49. Actor Josh Randall ("Ed") is 46. Country singer Kevin Denney is 40. Drummer Andrew Lee of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 32. Drummer Matt Sanchez of American Authors is 32.